During a recent corporate strategy meeting the publisher said that sales of its bestselling franchise, Final Fantasy, have hit 85 million copies. The latest title in the RPG series, Final Fantasy XIII, is set to be released in Japan later this year and in the west in 2010. The game is also the subject of the lead feature in the latest issue of Edge magazine, E201, which is on sale now.
Fellow long-running RPG series Dragon Quest has sold a total of 47 million units, while the Kingdom Hearts franchise has sold 12 million copies.
Square Enix’s newly acquired Tomb Raider and Hitman franchises have sold 30 million and eight million units respectively, according to company documents [PDF].